Finding the space to do business in the 21st century

Getting the keys to your first shop, restaurant or office used to be a pivotal moment for an entrepreneur. That sharp in-take of breath as you turn the key in the lock and step-foot inside the physical embodiment of your business is now, for better or for worse, something increasingly fewer entrepreneurs experience...

While many businesses can be run from the comfort of a founder’s kitchen table, in the early days at least, many companies still require a physical space to sell their products or services. However, finding the money to own or lease a traditional premise has become increasingly difficult - especially so in major cities such as London, Paris and New York.

This has resulted in entrepreneurs taking an innovative approach to setting up shop and on a recent episode of the VOOM Podcast, we met two guys whose businesses have helped thousands of others reach success through events and pop-up retail space.

Renaud Visage, co-founder of Eventbrite, shares how his company has mastered the online ticketing industry and sheds light on the technical troubles he has had to overcome along the way. While Ross Bailey also explains how his company, Appear Here, is enabling new businesses to secure prime pop-up locations, disrupting the commercial letting industry. 

Plus 'accidental restaurateur' Yianni Papoutsis, tells the story of how he went from flipping patties at festivals to growing one of the trendiest group of burger restaurants in the UK – MEATliquor.

Take a listen and share your thoughts with us below on the challenges and opportunities you may have faced when finding the perfect space to get your business off the ground.

You can listen to more VOOM Podcasts here, or why not go say hi to the VOOM team during the VOOM Tour 2017.


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